PipeChat Digest #1134 - Friday, October 29, 1999
 
RE: performance anxiety
  by "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk>
RE: 12 days after Christmas
  by "Jon Roussos" <Jon.Roussos@trw.com>
Foundation Grants
  by <MWORGLBAU@aol.com>
Re: performance anxiety
  by "mreeves@vzinet.com" <mreeves@vzinet.com>
Re: performance anxiety
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Bennett TP organ
  by "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net>
Re: performance anxiety
  by "mreeves@vzinet.com" <mreeves@vzinet.com>
performance anxiety
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Bennett TP organ
  by "Greg Corbett" <corbettg@theatreorgans.com>
 


(back) Subject: RE: performance anxiety From: "Tim Byram-Wigfield" <t_byram-wigfield@jesus.cam.ac.uk> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 20:44:58 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0014_01BF2185.4C6AD520 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   P.S. Sorry Richard... T -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Tim Byram-Wigfield Sent: 28 October 1999 20:40 To: PipeChat Subject: RE: performance anxiety     I laughed out loud when I read that!!   TBW -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On = Behalf Of Weber, Richard Sent: 28 October 1999 17:49 To: pipechat@pipechat.org Subject: performance anxiety     My paid mezzo in my church choir is the wife of a physician. She recommends eating two bananas before a program; I must say that it does = seem to help.   Richard Weber   Bethlehem Lutheran, Milwaukee   Avocational organ Historian (published)   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0014_01BF2185.4C6AD520 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD W3 HTML//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD>   <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D'"MSHTML 4.72.3110.7"' name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE>   </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D830484419-28101999><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff = face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2>P.S.=3D20 Sorry Richard...</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D830484419-28101999><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff = face=3D3DArial =3D   size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=3D3D830484419-28101999><FONT =3D color=3D3D#0000ff=3D20 face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>T</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff solid 2px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: = =3D 5px"> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader><FONT face=3D3D"Times New = Roman"=3D20 size=3D3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]<B>On Behalf Of</B> Tim=3D20 Byram-Wigfield<BR><B>Sent:</B> 28 October 1999 = 20:40<BR><B>To:</B>=3D20 PipeChat<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: performance =3D anxiety<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D990293919-28101999><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff =3D face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>I=3D20 laughed out loud when I read that!!</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D990293919-28101999><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D3D990293919-28101999><FONT color=3D3D#0000ff =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>TBW</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff solid 2px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> <DIV class=3D3DOutlookMessageHeader><FONT face=3D3D"Times New = Roman" =3D   size=3D3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]<B>On Behalf Of</B> Weber,=3D20 Richard<BR><B>Sent:</B> 28 October 1999 17:49<BR><B>To:</B>=3D20 pipechat@pipechat.org<BR><B>Subject:</B> performance=3D20 anxiety<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>My paid mezzo in my church choir is the wife = =3D of a=3D20 physician.&nbsp; She recommends eating two bananas before a =3D program; I=3D20 must say that it does seem to help.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Richard Weber</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Bethlehem Lutheran, Milwaukee</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;Avocational organ Historian=3D20 (published)</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0014_01BF2185.4C6AD520--    
(back) Subject: RE: 12 days after Christmas From: Jon Roussos <Jon.Roussos@trw.com> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 16:08:42 -0700   I didn't take this up when the question first came up since it was well answered very quickly.   The following link to the "Digital Tradition" may be of interest to many = of you. This is a data base of words and in many cases the tunes for and incredible number of "Folk" songs. Many people have submitted songs and their variants or parodies. The "Japanese Transistor Radio" version of the "Twelve Days" is in there.   The database claims to have dealt with the copyright requirements so as to be legal.   http://www.mudcat.org/threads.cfm   There is a lot of very entertaining stuff here.   Another web site which may be of interest is the "Choral Public Domain Library." I don't remember how I first ran across it and appologise if someone else has already posted. This library looks like it could be very valuable for those of you who also direct choirs.   http://www.cpdl.org/   Enjoy Jon Roussos   >John V Said >Dear List,   >Thank you all VERY much for the pointers on obtaining this music! Once >again, this proves that this list is like a living encyclopaedia.   >Much appreciated,   >John V      
(back) Subject: Foundation Grants From: MWORGLBAU@aol.com Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 19:14:29 EDT   Dear List members,   I was having lunch today with a friend, who is a minister of a = church. He was asking me if there were funds available in the form of grants for = the repair/restoration/additions/new organs? If anyone knows of any such = places that offer funding, would you please share it with this list? Any specific =   information that you have I know would be appreciated (such as demographic =   limitation, specific denomination, type of project, etc.).   In advance, Thanks!     Michael R. Williamson Williamson-Warne & Associates Hollywood Ca.  
(back) Subject: Re: performance anxiety From: mreeves@vzinet.com (mreeves@vzinet.com) Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 20:31:17 -0000   In performance, the adrenalin is high, the heart races and vessels = constrict (fight or flight reaction) and blood pressure goes up. The medical reasoning for the bananas before performance is because they (bananas) contain an high level of potassium, which relaxes smooth muscle tissue = that line the blood vessels, and this will assist in keeping the blood pressure down, and keeps the heart from having to work so hard.   I used to be a nurse...whether it works for you or not, there is some validity to it's reasoning.   Mark Reeves, Dir. of Music/Organist mreeves@vzinet.com First UMC - Canton, Texas http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch02328      
(back) Subject: Re: performance anxiety From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:02:56 -0500   I guess my stock in banana futures just went up! Guess I need to eat one before each practice too.   Thanks for the tip.   Glenda Sutton   ----- Original Message ----- From: <mreeves@vzinet.com>   > In performance, the adrenalin is high, the heart races and vessels constrict > (fight or flight reaction) and blood pressure goes up. The medical > reasoning for the bananas before performance is because they (bananas) > contain an high level of potassium, which relaxes smooth muscle tissue that > line the blood vessels, and this will assist in keeping the blood = pressure > down, and keeps the heart from having to work so hard.        
(back) Subject: Bennett TP organ From: "Brent Johnson" <bmjohns@fgi.net> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:20:43 -0500   Today I got to find something nice. A 99% functional tubular-pneumatic organ with the name Bennett on it. This organ was in the Presbyterian church of Bridgeport, Illinois. The Bennett organ company seems to be of Rock = Island, Illinois, according to the nameplate. The best information we could gather on this instrument indicates it was built in the early 30s, although we could be way off, because our "research assistant" had only been a = member of the church since the mid 60's. I'm wondering if anyone who subscribes to one of the plethora of email = lists I'm posting to can supply me with more information about this company? Thanks. Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://www.organwebring.com brent@organwebring.com      
(back) Subject: Re: performance anxiety From: mreeves@vzinet.com (mreeves@vzinet.com) Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:38:09 -0000   I forgot to mention.   Eating bananas certainly can't hurt. And, I neglected to mention that = with the increased blood flow, it also improves oxygen delivery to all parts of the body, especially the brain. Not to mention the little bit of energy boost from the sugars. So, there's no downside to eating a banana or 2 before performance.   If the bananas don't work, try a mild dose of benadryl (if it doesn't make you too drowsy). After that, consult a performance anxiety specialist.   Mark Reeves, Dir. of Music/Organist mreeves@vzinet.com First UMC - Canton, Texas http://netministries.org/see/churches/ch02328      
(back) Subject: performance anxiety From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 23:54:09 -0400 (EDT)   To Glenda and my esteemed colleagues, The listeners are certainly not idiots (I"m sure JOhn, you jest), but they don't hear what the performer hears. Shortly before my Sept 11 recital, I was watching "Arthur" with my kids --tis a ritual you know, ARthur at 8:00 am, middle of Arthur we head for the busstop). Anyway, the episode shows all the kids preparing for their piano recital, including of course Arthur, who plays Fur Elise of Beethoven (of course, what else?). He messes up, but finishes. His grandmother said the most important words that I have ever heard (and to think I've gone 40 years til I heard them, and then, from a cartoon!!!!!). She said, "Arthur, dear, no one hears mistakes. They just hear the music." That is pretty much the truth, folks. I try not to pray, "Lord, don't let me mess up" -- too negative. I try to pray, "Lord, help me communicate this piece to that listener out there. oh, and Lord, help me remember to breathe." Go for it Glenda, you'll be fine!!!   --Neil    
(back) Subject: Re: Bennett TP organ From: Greg Corbett <corbettg@theatreorgans.com> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:43:09 -0700   I did a little data mining and found the following from PIPEORG-L archives:   Tom Erickson Wrote:   Ochse lists a Marshall Bros. Organ Co. in Ripon WI in the 1860s. This same firm had many names, including Lancashire & Turner, Moline Pipe Organ Co., Lancashire-Marshall Co., Marshall-Bennett Organ Co., Bennett Organ Co. All came from the establishment of the Marshall Brothers Organ Company by John Lancashire, who came to Ripon from England to install an organ for his employer, Willis.   Everything you wished to know is here: http://listserv.albany.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=3Dind9702B&L=3Dpiporg-l&P=3DR1828